Botafogo lost to Audax with a midfield goal by Kaka’s cousin

With a reserve staff, Botafogo have been overwhelmed on their Carioca Championship debut 1-0 at Nilton Santos by Audax Rio. The nail of the match was a nice goal scored by Higor Leyte, cousin of former Brazil worldwide Kaka, who painted the midfield masking goalkeeper Hugo Gabriel.

“Their defender was a bit tender, I noticed the goalkeeper beforehand and I had the intuition of a finisher. I used to be pleased,” Higor Leyte instructed Cazé TV at half-time.

  • The participant was scouted by Fluminense however failed to have a lot consistency within the Tricolore. As a skilled, he made 21 appearances for the Laranjeiras membership between 2012 and 2015.
  • Higor Leite went by means of a number of golf equipment with much less funding in Brazil and after Fluminense essentially the most telling was Goiás in 2016 when he performed simply 4 matches.
  • Before arriving at Audax Rio, the midfielder performed soccer in Armenia.

the large goal

Igor Leyte’s nice goal got here within the sixteenth minute of the primary half when Lukas Mezenga missed a cross in midfield, Igor Leyte dominated, noticed goalkeeper Igor Gabriel ahead and shot “sliced”, masking the marksman and scoring a historic goal for Nilton Saints.

  • Shortly earlier than Audax Rio’s goal, Botafogo had a probability to open the scoring when ŽP Galvao took a nook kick and goalkeeper Leandro saved.
  • Botafogo performed with his under-23 staff. Even coach Luis Castro wasn’t on the sting of the sector. In command of the staff was the coach of the class, Lucio Flavio.
  • With a disjointed staff, Botafogo created little and provided loads of house, risking conceding different targets.

Botafogo returns to motion subsequent Thursday (19), towards Volta Redonda, at Raulino de Oliveira’s.


place: Nilton Santos, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
competitors: Campeonato Carioca (1st spherical)
time: 4 o’clock within the afternoon
Referee: Alexander Vargas Tavares de Jesus (RJ)
Facilities: Daniel do Espirito Santo Paro (RJ) and Lilian da Silva Fernandez Bruno (RJ)
Yellow playing cards: Lucas Mezenga (BOT); Leandro, Mitikov (AUD)
Red playing cards: None
Objectives: Higor Leite, 16 minutes into the primary half (AUD)

Botafogo: Hugo Gabriel, Ryan, Enrique Vermud (Mateus Cabral), Lucas Mezenga and Hugo; Del Piage, JP Galvão (Caio Vitor), Raí and Dudu (Joffre); Iago Andre (Luis Felipe) and JP Bardales (Darius Lewis). Technician: Lucius Flavius.

Audax Rio: Leandro, Lucas Motta, Rafael Castro, Tomas Keik and Caio Christian; Keverton, Diego Valderrama (Klisman), Romarinho (Jackson Kaukaya) and Hygor Leyte (Mitikov); Emerson Urso and Rafael Lopez (Pablo Tomaz). Technician: Junior Lopez.

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